Reporting On Elder Care BusinessesWritten by Barbara Mascio
We do not use negative reporting or fear tactics to inform consumers on elder care services. We have chosen to take positive approach by focusing our attention on those elder care businesses that can prove their commitment to serving our senior citizens. Each service within our exclusive network is literally approved and endorsed by very seniors they currently serve.
Not every business would open itself to such scrutiny, especially given fact that this consumer-driven survey process is not mandated. Not only is this voluntary, each business within our network has paid a fee for survey process. That in itself should alert you to fact that these businesses are not only confident in their ability to serve our elderly with great care, they are willing to prove it.
Nay Sayers have said all along, "Barb, you'll never get businesses to agree to this, let alone pay for survey process", followed by, "You will have to offer this at no charge to business community and charge senior for your service."
I feel (strongly) that seniors should not have to pay just for privilege of learning which service is safe to use, which service will meet his or her needs and budgets. Seniors are hit hard enough these days.
Technology in the Workplace: The Benefits of Video ConferencingWritten by Mike Spencer
Copyright 2005 Octocat Ltd
What once required physical presence of a number of individuals in a common location is now being accomplished through video conferencing. Thanks to technological leaps of past several years, any number of people can attend same meeting from all points around globe at any given time.
The ability to engage in video conferencing offers a multitude of benefits and, today, is widely utilized among most large companies, as well as a number of smaller firms.
One of many benefits that can be realized when integrating use of video conference technology into workplace is an increase of productivity. Taking no more time or effort than a simple telephone call or walk to office next door, video conferencing allows individuals to attend meetings from their own location, freeing up their time to continue doing business without loss of travel time. As a result, hundreds of hours can be saved over course of a year, which adds up to a significant amount of time that can be utilized for purposes of performing other critical tasks.
Video conferencing also offers benefit of economic savings. Those same individuals who, in an earlier time, would have had to travel – sometimes, extensively – in order to attend certain meetings and conferences, can now participate from their own offices, saving substantial amounts of money. If conferences were scheduled to last for more than one day, hotel expenses also needed to be factored into budget, as well as airfare for those who were traveling from a distance. When you add up savings over course of a single year, your company can save tens of thousands of dollars or more.